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Apple 'Back to School' Promo - Free iPod Nano/Touch

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If you're a student at a higher education institution, a teacher or a lecturer, and you buy a qualifying Mac before October 31st, 2008, you can get a £95 rebate on an iPod nano. After all, isnt studen… Read More
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If you're a student at a higher education institution, a teacher or a lecturer, and you buy a qualifying Mac before October 31st, 2008, you can get a £95 rebate on an iPod nano. After all, isnt student life about seizing every opportunity?

Apple has finally started offering a Back to School promo for U.K. customers. The new promotion kicked off today.

U.K. customers who purchase a Mac (excluding the Mac Mini) and an iPod (Nano or Touch) get a rebate of £95. The rebate does not quite offset the cost of the iPods which start at £109. The promotion runs until October 31st and is open to students, teachers and education professionals.

Eligible customers can buy through the Online Apple Store. A FAQ and Terms and Conditions are available.
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banned#1
Bit cheeky they give u £95 rather than the £109...would be cheaper to just buy a decent non Apple laptop and then buy the Nano seperate anyway
#2
I wonder how many students can afford the mac as they tend to be more expensive that non macs. I think this offer is relly for lovers of apple products. Good deal for them I guess.
#3
Anyone know if this is in addition to the normal "educational" discounts Apple offer?
#4
cardy
Anyone know if this is in addition to the normal "educational" discounts Apple offer?


yes, i did this for my gf's mum last year and got both the education discount and the ipod deal. (and quidco too!)
#5
Superb!! Was just about to buy an iMac at the weekend for my wife who's just started a Uni. course and she also wants an iPod. Thanks.
#6
Apple products are over priced, £95 rebate is nothing compared to the profit they're making. Cold.
#7
SuPerNoVi
Apple products are over priced, £95 rebate is nothing compared to the profit they're making. Cold.


BMW versus Lada buddy:whistling:

You pay for what you get:thumbsup:

Great deal, heat added:thumbsup:
#8
i can't believe people are rating this cold just because they don't like macs.. i don't wear frocks, but i don't go around rating every deal on women's clothes as cold just because it isn't in line with my personal choices!

sylar
I wonder how many students can afford the mac as they tend to be more expensive that non macs. I think this offer is relly for lovers of apple products. Good deal for them I guess.

i work in the IT support department of a university, and the amount of macs we have to support these days is ridiculous.. more and more students are buying them.. you're forgetting that students find themselves with bank accounts full to bursting point at this time of year, and many of them have no concept of budgeting or financial planning.. so what's the first thing they do? go out and buy the coolest laptop they can.. chuck in a (practically) free ipod, and you're onto a winner..

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cardy
Anyone know if this is in addition to the normal "educational" discounts Apple offer?


yes, i did this for my gf's mum last year and got both the education discount and the ipod deal. (and quidco too!)


excellent - that means i can get a macbook for £600, and still get a free ipod for the missus! not bad at all..

for the record, i own 3 PCs and zero apple macs, so i'm not a "mac fanboy".. i would never dream of using an apple mac for serious work; i'm just thinking of getting one so i can familiarise myself with OS X for my own benefit/curiosity.. i just think rating this great offer as cold and advising people to "get a wintel laptop" is idiotic :roll:
#9
steveymp
BMW versus Lada buddy:whistling:

You pay for what you get:thumbsup:

Great deal, heat added:thumbsup:


Not in this case, but nice try.

Nothing wrong with the iPods though so your argument stands there :)

dirtybobby
i can't believe people are rating this cold just because they don't like macs.. i don't wear frocks, but i don't go around rating every deal on women's clothes as cold just because it isn't in line with my personal choices!


I voted it cold because they should be giving you an iPod touch for FREE at the price of Macs not just knocking £95 off. Even with a free iPod thrown in they would make profit.
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SuPerNoVi
Not in this case, but nice try.

Nothing wrong with the iPods though so your argument stands there :)



I voted it cold because they should be giving you an iPod touch for FREE at the price of Macs not just knocking £95 off. Even with a free iPod thrown in they would make profit.


It just shows how little you know or understand about Apple Computers, yes they are more expensive, but you are obviously not open to any reasoning behind why they are priced higher than other machines, so I won't waste my breath.

Its a good deal, if your about to buy a Mac.... I mean come on your not gonna go and buy a Mac just to get an iPod... are you?

Apple haters don't vote it cold because you have a grudge, its a good promo.
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SuPerNoVi
I voted it cold because they should be giving you an iPod touch for FREE at the price of Macs not just knocking £95 off.


why? they sell plenty of units at the current retail prices.. many people will see a free ipod as an excellent bonus.. why on earth would apple drop their pants further when they will already cream it in with this offer?

you are rating a good offer as cold based on your opinion of the value of mac hardware.. this offer involves a £95 discount.. that's approx. 15% off a £700 purchase.. regardless of your opinion on the value of macs (or ladas, or bmws, etc.) if you think 15% off a £700 purchase is cold then you're an idiot..
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dirtybobby
why? they sell plenty of units at the current retail prices.. many people will see a free ipod as an excellent bonus.. why on earth would apple drop their pants further when they will already cream it in with this offer?

you are rating a good offer as cold based on your opinion of the value of mac hardware.. this offer involves a £95 discount.. that's approx. 15% off a £700 purchase.. regardless of your opinion on the value of macs (or ladas, or bmws, etc.) if you think 15% off a £700 purchase is cold then you're an idiot..


I don't see how £95 off an iPod can be anything but a hot deal, if this was in conjunction with a Dell laptop instead of an Apple I guarantee the sheep would put the heat through the roof.

It's not just macs that this lot vote cold either, I posted a deal on a Toshiba laptop that was £250 off the price Toshiba quote (http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243747) and that's been voted down too. I think it boils down the fact that if it's not a £300 Dell then the majority of this site vote cold, simply because they don't have a clue about computers and think they are all the same, hence cheap is always better to them. :whistling:
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Trust me, this is a FANTASTIC deal. I don't have any Apple devices/systems in my house, although I do tend to keep up-to-date as to whats happening in the market.

Currently, students are at benefit from purchasing an Apple machine. They are getting roughly £100 off their machines, plus on top of that the new generation iPod Nano. You can easily sell the iPod Nano on eBay and thats you down to £200 off their machine in all (£100 for student discount + iPod Nano value). Students also benefit from the discounted Applecare (3 year warranty) for only £50 - can Dell or any other PC vendor match this? I think not. As I said, its everything a student requires for their term time.
#14
megalomaniac
I don't see how £95 off an iPod can be anything but a hot deal, if this was in conjunction with a Dell laptop instead of an Apple I guarantee the sheep would put the heat through the roof.

It's not just macs that this lot vote cold either, I posted a deal on a Toshiba laptop that was £250 off the price Toshiba quote (http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243747) and that's been voted down too. I think it boils down the fact that if it's not a £300 Dell then the majority of this site vote cold, simply because they don't have a clue about computers and think they are all the same, hence cheap is always better to them. :whistling:


Your totally spot on, have some rep for talking sense.

I'd like to use the £95 discount on an iPod Classic, would the voucher work towards that?
#15
super_leeds_86
Your totally spot on, have some rep for talking sense.

I'd like to use the £95 discount on an iPod Classic, would the voucher work towards that?


"Mac mini, Apple TV, iPhone, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic and any used, demonstration or refurbished products are not eligible for this promotion." from the t's & c's here: http://input.media.euro.apple.com/apple/promotions/terms/backtoschool08/uk/tsandcs.html. Which is a shame, the offer they did last year included all iPods.
#16
Crikey, some people really need to update their severely out-of-date misconceptions...

Yes, perhaps 10 years ago Macs were more expensive than comparable PCs, but that was 10 YEARS AGO...

Things have moved on. Nowadays, Macs are priced VERY COMPETITIVELY against comparible PCs. Sometimes, they're even cheaper, especially when taking into account the software you get with them, and far lower maintenance/ongoing ownership costs.

Read the article below (just one of many) that does like-for-like comparisons:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/apple-mac-leopard-windows-vista,1985.html

No, you can't get a £300 ultra-basic Mac, but if you're buying at that end of the market, you're not really after a decent computer are you?
#17
JoolsG4
Sometimes, they're even cheaper, especially when taking into account the software you get with them, and far lower maintenance/ongoing ownership costs.

Now this is a misconception on the part of Mac owners. I've not had to spend anything on software/maintenance for my PC. Maybe if you're clueless and fill your PC with spyware you're better off getting a Mac. Macs are good for video work/photoshop and for the virus-paranoid but beyond that it's just down to personal preference.
#18
I know what Macs are good at, I also have only ever owned iPods because quite frankly they make the best MP3 players. I hold no silly grudge so get that idea out of your bonnet.

I'm just simply saying for a £700 laptop, I'd expect an iPod thrown in, not discounted.

Just look at year long mobile phone contracts that throw in a Wii console or even an iPod touch as it happens. Why Apple can't go that little bit further with this deal is strange but that is just my opinion.

Oh and another thing that makes this deal quite poor is it's only open to students and teachers. Now try and tell me that doesn't suck.
#19
Rubisco
Now this is a misconception on the part of Mac owners. I've not had to spend anything on software/maintenance for my PC. Maybe if you're clueless and fill your PC with spyware you're better off getting a Mac. Macs are good for video work/photoshop and for the virus-paranoid but beyond that it's just down to personal preference.


Maybe for you filling your PC with free software (Because I'm sure nothing on there is pirated.....right? :thumbsup: hehe). But for the average PC owner who'll want software from names they know then there's MS Office (£119.99 RRP for the cheapest version), AV + Firewall (£49.99 RRP for Norton Internet Security), etc. etc. to consider. Now maybe the likes of you and me know how to fix our own PC's, but the vast majority don't have a clue and just pop it along to PC World. Then they're paying PC World £50 to even look at the thing, some are even naive enough to shell out £50 for a "health check". For those people PC's are not just a one off expense, but an ongoing one.

Mac's are not just for the "clueless" either. Ok so they're famous for their ease of use, but being a certified UNIX they're just as much a home for the geeky as Linux.
#20
Whats even more interesting now is a lot of Schools and Universities are buying Macs for the benefit of not being locked out of certain software packages, they simple run Windows on the Mac and have the best of both worlds.
#21
If anyone is thinking about buying a new Macbook/Macbook Pro - I suggest you hold out a few more days as a refreshed product is about to hit out ;)
#22
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If anyone is thinking about buying a new Macbook/Macbook Pro - I suggest you hold out a few more days as a refreshed product is about to hit out ;)


very true. i would only be buyin an iMac right now, because for sure the new MacBook ranges will be out maybe within 2 weeks after the promo ends. Unless ofcourse your not bothered about having the latest hardware, but i think the MacBook is getting a nice slick design change also so its worth the wait!

And i cant see why you would vote this cold, even if u dont want the new nano, get it anyway and sell it.
#23
I still remember when I got my macbook this time last year. £600 with student discount and "free" nano/£25 quidco. Sold the nano and the leopard installation disc that came with it (it got tiger pre-installed), and the macbook worked out £450 alone, absolute bargain!
#24
They denied my claim because my purchase was outside the qualifying dates. Which is a load of rubbish as the promotion ended on the 31st and my laptop ARRIVED on the 31st!

Any email I can contact? I sent the claim with the printer one, and haven't heard anything back from that yet either.

They messed me around last year too GRR

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